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The United Reformed Churches in North America (URC) was formed from churches in the Alliance of Reformed Churches on October 1, 1996 in a meeting of the Fellowship of Uniting Reformed Churches held at Lynwood, IL. It contains 106 congregations with a total membership of approximately 22,500.

HistoryEdit

The URC was begun primarily by congregations that had left the Christian Reformed Church over the issue of women in church office, especially the offices of elder and minister of the Word.

The URC has been pursuing federation with the Canadian and American Reformed Churches for several years. The first official step took place in 2001 with full ecclesiastical fellowship, which allows ministers to freely move between these denominations.

(If you're looking for the United Reformed Church in England, click here.)

CongregationsEdit

Churches listed in italic type were once members of the URC but are no longer listed as members.

Classis Central USEdit

  1. Beecher, IL, Faith URC (formerly Grant Park URC), organized 1996, joined URC 1997
  2. Delavan, WI, Orthodox Reformed Church
  3. DeMotte, IN, Immanuel URC, organized 1994, joined URC 1997
  4. Des Moines, IA, Providence Reformed Church (formerly Coram Deo Reformed Church), mission of Covenant Reformed, Pella, IA
  5. Doon, IA, Doon URC (was Doon Christian Reformed Church), organized 1902, seceded from CRC 1997, joined URC 1997
  6. Dyer, IN, Redeemer URC (formerly Illiana Reformed Fellowship), organized 2005, joined URC 2006
  7. Hills, MN, Hills URC (formerly Hills Christian Reformed Church), organized 1914, seceded from CRC 1998, joined URC 1998
  8. Kansas City, MO, Covenant Reformed Church <church website> (formerly Lane Avenue CRC), organized 1972, seceded from CRC 1997, joined URC 1997
  9. Lansing, IL, Oak Glen United Reformed Church (formerly Oak Glen CRC, Oak Glen Covenant Community Reformed, and Oak Glen Covenant Community Church), organized 1948, seceded from CRC 1995, joined URC 1996
  10. Lynwood, IL, Lynwood URC <church website> (formerly First CRC of Roseland, Lynwood CRC, Lynwood CRC (Independent)), organized 1877, seceded from CRC 1992, joined URC 1996
  11. Orange City, IA, Redeemer URC <church website> (formerly Redeemer Alliance Reformed Church), organized 1994, joined URC 1995
  12. Pella, IA, Covenant Reformed Church <church website> (formerly First CRC, First Independent Reformed Church), organized 1866, seceded from CRC 1998, joined URC 2003
  13. Rock Valley, IA, Rock Valley URC, begun under supervision of Doon URC, joined URC 2006
  14. Sanborn, IA, Cornerstone URC (formerly Cornerstone Orthodox Reformed Church), organized 1994, joined URC 1996
  15. Schererville, IN, Community URC <church website> (formerly Community Reformed Bible Church of Highland, IN), organized 1995, joined URC 1997
  16. Sioux Falls, SD, Sioux Falls URC Fellowship <church website>, organized 2005
  17. South Holland, IL, Bethany Covenant Reformed Church
  18. Springfield, MO, Springfield United Reformed Fellowship <church website> (formerly Springfield Reformed Fellowship),
  19. Waupun, WI, Grace URC, organized1999, joined URC 1999
  20. Wellsburg, IA, United Reformed Church of Wellsburg <church website> (formerly Second CRC, Christ Covenant Church), organized 1919, seceded from CRC 1997, joined URC 2000

Classis Eastern USEdit

  1. Cape Coral, FL, Trinity URc (formerly Cape Coral Christian Reformed Church, Trinity Reformed Church), organized 1978, seceded from CRC 1993, joined URC 1996
  2. Lancaster County, PA, Covenant Reformed Church, orgaznied 2005, joined URC 2006
  3. New Haven, VT, New Haven URC (formerly Champlain Valley URC), organized 1997, joined URC 1997
  4. Newton, NJ, Covenant Reformed Church (formerly Newton CRC, Newton URC), organized 1943, seceded from CRC 1997, joined URC 1997
  5. New York, NY, Messiah's Reformed Fellowship, organized 2003
  6. Pantego, NC, Covenant URC <church website>, organized 1998, joined URC 1998
  7. Pompton Plains, NJ, Pompton Plains Reformed Bible Church, organized 1955, seceded from CRC 1991, joined URC 1996
  8. Warwick, NY, Hudson Valley URC <church website>, organized 2004, joined URC 2004
  9. Wayne, NJ, Preakness Valley URC <church website> (formerly Preakness CRC), organized 1933, seceded from CRC 19979, joined URC 1998
  10. West Sayville, NY, West Sayville Reformed Bible Church <church website> (formerly Sayville CRC, West Sayville CRC), organized 1876, joined URC 1999

Classis MichiganEdit

  1. Allendale, MI, Allendale URC <church website> (formerly Independent Reformed Church of Allendale), separated from Allendale Second CRC and organized 1992, joined URC 1996
  2. Alto, MI, Grace URC (formerly Kettle Lake Independent Reformed Church), organized 1994, joined URC 1997
  3. Byron Center, MI, Covenant URC (formerly Covenant Independent Reformed Church), organized 1995, joined URC 1999
  4. Caledonia, MI, Trinity URC <church website> (formerly Trinity Reformed Bible Church), organized 1995, joined URC 1996
  5. Coopersville, MI, Eastmanville URC (formerly Eastmanville CRC, Eastmanville Reformed Bible Church), organized 1884, seceded from CRC 1993, joined URC 1996
  6. Dutton, MI, Dutton URC (formerly Dutton CRC, Dutton Independent Reformed Church)
  7. Grand Rapids, MI, [file:///Volumes/Stuff/Dropbox/reformed.net/urc/mi/gr/zion.shtml Zion URC] (formerly the Christian Reformation Church)
  8. Holland, MI, Faith URC (formerly Faith Independent Reformed Church), organized 1994, joined URC 1997
  9. Hudsonville, MI, Cornerstone URC <church website> (formerly Cornerstone CRC, Cornerstone Church), organized 1987, seceded from CRC 1993, joined URC !96
  10. Jenison, MI, Bethel URC <church website> (formerly Bethel Independent Reformed Church), organized 1995, joined URC 1996
  11. Kalamazoo, MI, Covenant URC <church website> (formerly Free Christian Reformed Church), organized 1992, joined URC 1996
  12. Walker MI, [file:///Volumes/Stuff/Dropbox/reformed.net/urc/mi/walker/walker.html Walker URC] (formerly Kinney Station CRC, [file:///crc/mi/walker/walker.html Walker CRC]), organized 1912, seceded from CRC 1997, joined URC 1997
  13. Wyoming, MI, [file:///Volumes/Stuff/Dropbox/reformed.net/urc/mi/beverly/beverly.html Bethany URC] <home page> (formerly Beverly CRC, Beverly CRC Independent, Beverly URC), organized 1953, seceded from CRC 1992, joined URC 1996

Classis Southern OntarioEdit

  1. Aylmer, ON, Bethel URC <church website> (formerly Aylmer Independent CRC), organized 1991, joined URC 1996
  2. Balmoral, ON, Covenant Reformed Church
  3. Brockville, ON, Ebenezer URC (formerly Ebenezer Orthodox Reformed Church), organzied 1997, joined URC 1997
  4. Clinton, ON, Grace United Reformed Church of Clinton (formerly Grace Orthodox Reformed Church), organized 1993, joined URC 1996
  5. Dunnville, ON, Grace Reformed Church, separated from Bethel CRC and organized 1992, joined URC 1996
  6. Hamilton, ON, Rehoboth URC <church website> (formerly Hamilton Independent CRC), separated from Mount Hamilton CRC and organized 1992, joined URC 1996
  7. Jordan, ON, Immanuel Orthodox Reformed Church of Niagara, separated from Maranatha CRC and organized 1992, joined URC 1996
  8. Listowel, ON, Immanuel URC, organized 2002, joined URC 2002
  9. London, ON, Cornerstone URC <church website> (formerly Independent CRC of London), organized 1992, joined URC 1996
  10. Oro-Medonte Twp, ON, Grace URC of Simcoe County <church website> (foremerly Grace Orthodox Reformed Church of Simcoe County), organized 1993, joined URC 1996
  11. St. Catharines, ON, Trinity Orthodox Reformed Church (formerly Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Trinity Christian Reformed Church [Independent]), organized 1964, seceded from CRC 1991, joined URC 1996
  12. Scarborough, ON, New Horizon URC <church website>, organized 2001
  13. Sheffield, ON, Zion URC of Sheffield <church website> (foremrly Independent Reformed Church of Sheffield, Zion Reformed Church of Sheffield), organized 1991, joined URC 1996
  14. Strathroy, ON, Providence URC <home page>, organized 1999, joined URC 1999
  15. Toronto, ON, Covenant Reformed Church <church website> (formerly Second CRC), organized 1952, seceded from CRC 1994, joined URC 1997
  16. Toronto, ON, The Hope Center, organized 2005
  17. Wellandport, ON, Wellandport Orthodox Reformed Church (formerly Riverside Christian Reformed Church), organized 1951, seceded from CRC 1991, joined URC 1996
  18. Woodstock, ON, Bethel URC of Woodstock (formerly Independent Reformed Church), organized 1993, joined URC 1996
  19. Wyoming, ON, Covenant Christian Church (foremrly Wyoming CRC), organized 1952, seceded from CRC 1991, joined URC 1996

Classis Southwest USEdit

  1. Anaheim, CA, Christ Reformed Church <church website>, organized 1995, joined CRC 1996, seceded from CRC 1997, joined URC 1997
  2. Apple Valley, CA, High Desert URC <church website>, organized 2002
  3. Belgrade, MT, URC of Belgrade (formerly Belgrade United Reformed Church), organized 2002
  4. Boise, ID, Cloverdale URC <church website> (foermerly Boise CRC, Cloverdale CRC), organized 1979, seceded from CRC 1997, joined URC 1997
  5. Chino, CA, First URC <church website> (formerly First Christian Reformed Church), organized 1958, seceded from CRC 1997, joined URC 1997
  6. Denver/Highlands Ranch, CO, Coram Deo Reformation Church <church website> , received 2006
  7. Escondido, CA, Escondido URC <church website> (formerly Escondido CRC), organized 1953, seceded from CRC 1997, joined URC 1997
  8. Fresno, CA, Covenant URC <church website>, organized 1998, joined URC 1999
  9. Kennewick, WA, Grace URC <church website> (formerly Grace Community Church of Tri-Cities), organized 1997, joined URC 1999
  10. Lemoore, CA, Emmanuel URC, joined URC 2005
  11. Loveland, CO, Calvary URC (formerly Calvary CRC), rganized 1979, seceeded from CRC 1997, joined URC 1997
  12. Longmont, CA, Pleasant Valley Church, possibly folded
  13. Nampa, ID, Nampa URC <church website>, organized 2002
  14. Oceanside, CA, Oceanside URC <church website>, joined URC 2002
  15. Ontario, CA, Ontario URC (foremrly Ontario CRC), organized 1928, seceded from CRC 1997, joined URC 1998
  16. Pasadena, CA, Pasadena URC <church website>, organized 2001
  17. Phoenix, AZ, Phoenix URC, organized 1996, joined URC 1997
  18. Placentia, CA, Christ Community Reformed Church
  19. Ripon, CA, Zion URC, organized 19998, joined URC 1998
  20. Santee, CA, Christ URC <church website>,organized 2003
  21. Torrance, CA, Grace Evangelical Church, organized 1999, joined URC 2003
  22. Twin Falls, ID, URC of the Magic Valley, joined URC 2006
  23. Walnut Creek, CA, All Saints URC <church website>, organized 2006
  24. Walnut Creek, CA, Trinity URC <home page>, organized 1997, joined URC 1997
  25. Westminster, CA, Saigon Reformed Presbyterian Church

Classis Western CanadaEdit

  1. Abbotsford, BC, Immanuel Covenant Reformed Church <home page>, organized 1995, joined URC 2000
  2. Agassiz, BC, Evergreen Covenant Reformed Church. Separated from Agassiz CRC, July 15, 1992.
  3. Bellingham, WA, Bellingham URC <church website>, joined URC 2003
  4. Calgary, AB, Bethel URC <church website> (formerly Bethel Independent CRC, organized 1992, joined URC 1996
  5. Edmonton, AB, Orthodox Reformed Church of Edmonton <church website>, organized 1989, joined URC 1996
  6. Grande Prairie, AB, Covenant Reformed Church (formerly Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church), organized 1997, joined URC 1997
  7. Leduc, AB, Grace Reformed Church, organized 1996, joined URC 1996.
  8. Lethbridge, AB, Trinity Reformed Church <church website> (formerly Lethbridge CRC, First CRC), organized 1950, seceded from CRC 1994, joined URC 1996
  9. Lynden, WA, Lynden URC, organized 1997, joined URC 1997
  10. Neerlandia, AB, Emmanuel Reformed Church, organized 1992, joined URC 1996
  11. Ponoka, AB, Parkland Reformed Church (formerly Parkland Independent Reformed Church of Ponoka), organized 1993, joined URC 1996
  12. Salem, OR, Immanuel's Reformed Church <church website> (foremerly Independent Reformed Church of Salem), organized 1991, joined URC 1998
  13. Smithers, BC, Bethel Reformed Church, organized 1992, joined URC 1996
  14. Surrey, BC, Surrey Covenant Reformed Church (formerly Surrey Orthodox CRC, Covenant Reformed Church), organized 19897, joined URC 2001
  15. Telkwa, BC, Faith Reformed Church of Telkwa <church website> (formerly Telkwa CRC, The Reformed Church of Telkwa), organized 1952, seceded from CRC 1990, joined URC 1996
  16. Thunder Bay, ON, URC of Thunder Bay <church website>, organized 2002
  17. Winnipeg, MB, Providence Reformed Church of Winnipeg, organized 1991, joined URC 1996

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